Layer names - "special characters" such as 0 and - are no longer compatible?

New Here ,
Oct 07, 2020 Oct 07, 2020

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Recently come back to the latest Animate for a project.

 

When naming layers "special characters" such as 0 and - and empty spaces are no longer compatible?

I'm using Animate to set up a model to rig in another program and our naming convention requires some of these characters.

I can work around this but it's just irritating and feels like an arbitrary change...

 

Is there a setting somewhere to override this?

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Oct 07, 2020 Oct 07, 2020

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Hi mate,

 

If you don't use Layer Parenting or any of the so-called 'Advanced' layer features, you can switch off that and layer names will start accepting any characters.

 

Just go to Modify > Document... and remove the checkbox for Advanced Layers.

You can also make this default for new files.

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – extensions for character animation – flash-powertools dot com

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Ah! So simple. I don't use any of the advanced features so this is perfect! Thanks so much! 

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The change isn't arbitrary. With Advanced Layers enabled, layer names are required to be valid variable names.

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